Each year Beechen Cliff School’s Code Breaking Club take part in the National Cipher Challenge (https://www.cipherchallenge.org/). The teams performed so well this year they were invited to the internationally renowned web security company NetCraft for a workshop titled “Identity Theft for Fun & Profit!”
It was an interactive workshop where the pupils learned many of the opportunities that exist to make catastrophic mistakes when developing and maintaining a web application on the Internet.
The 2 hour workshop was thrilling as well as informative & educational. All students learned new skills from the Netcraft team who were on hand and had devised a brilliant scenario to test. The NetCraft team commented that the pupils actually performed better in the scenario than cybersecurity experts from Southampton University.